Report: Bears, Matt Forte “extremely close” to a new deal

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According to Michael Lombardi of the NFL Network via, the Chicago Bears and running back Matt Forte are “extremely close” to agreeing on a long-term contract.

Monday is the deadline for both sides to strike deal.  If they can’t get anything done by 4pm est Monday, Forte will be forced to play out the 2012 season under the franchise tag.


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